Essiac Tea for Brewing
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Servings Per Container: 1
(1/2 cup makes 1 gallon)
Essiac Tea brewing instructions for one gallon = 2 weeks of tea (1 package).
Use a non-aluminum pot capable of holding 1 gallon of water. Use filtered water. It is best not to use chlorinated water.
Bring 1 gallon of water to a rolling boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer and add 1 pouch of tea. Each pouch contains ½ cup of tea.
Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Turn off the heat, cover the pot, and leave for 6 hours. Remove the lid, stir vigorously, and again cover pot. Leave for 6 more hours.
Reheat the tea to a steam, but not a boil. Turn off the heat, and let the tea cool. Stir the tea well. The tea is finely powdered. If you wish you can filter or strain the tea, but it is recommended that you leave the tea unfiltered, thus benefiting from consuming all of the tea particles. Try to evenly disperse the tea particles that will settle at the bottom of the pot when you transfer your tea to your storage jars. We stir and pour using a ladle and kitchen funnel. Refrigerate tea.
When consuming the tea, shake your tea jar before opening and pouring. Drink cold or reheat, but don’t boil. Dosages vary. However, as a guide many people drink 2-4 ounces twice a day. Try not to use sugar, but if you feel the need to sweeten the tea we suggest opting for liquid Stevia instead. Dispose of any remaining tea at the end of two weeks. Begin a fresh brew.
It is suggested to take the tea on an empty stomach. It is good to drink tea first thing in the morning and again at bedtime. Avoid eating for 30 minutes after drinking tea.